This award is further recognition of Wye Valley Brewery’s sustainability model after winning the Water Efficiency Category at the Marches Blue Business Awards as well as the SIBA Green Business Award.
Wye Valley Brewery are consistently looking to grow their sustainability programme and a new installation of solar panels has resulted in the brewery producing 57% of their own electricity. Recent development work at Wye Valley Brewery’s Stoke Lacy HQ means cask racking, storage and loading bays are now all located under one roof, having previously been scattered across a large site. This has seen an 80% reduction of on-site vehicle movements and also means there is now only one cold storage area, as opposed to the previous four, with a more-efficient cooling system. The brewery also improved their water efficiency after building their new Brewhouse, lowering their water consumption by 50%. An investment in an innovative new heating system was a world first in the brewing industry and has significantly lowered their carbon emissions for every pint of beer brewed.
Vernon Amor, Managing Director of Wye Valley Brewery, said: ‘We’re delighted to win this award and once again be recognised in our efforts to be a sustainable brewery. We are proud of our continued commitment to using renewable energy along with dramatic reductions in our carbon footprint. Further investments in renewable technology are in the pipeline this year whilst we continue to produce great beers for our customers.
‘For beer lovers the most sustainable way to enjoy your favourite tipple is in your local pub – at Wye Valley Brewery, 70% of our beer is draught cask ale delivered direct to pubs within an hour from our home in Stoke Lacy.’